## 2011 Prizes and Awards Luncheon

held at ICIAM

July 21, 2011

**The John von Neumann Lecture**

Established in 1959, this prize is in the form of an honorarium for an invited lecture. The lecturer will survey and evaluate a significant and useful contribution to mathematics and its applications. The prize may be awarded to a mathematician or to a scientist in another field, but, in either case, the recipient should be one who has made distinguished contributions to pure and/or applied mathematics.

__2011 Lecturer__: **Ingrid Daubechies**

Duke University

Title of Lecture: **Sparsity in Signal Analysis and in Computation**

Monday, July 18, 19:00

__Citation__: In recognition of her multifaceted and enduring contributions to mathematics, science, and engineering, especially her fundamental work in the development of the foundations and applications of wavelets. Ingrid Daubechies is a brilliant mathematical scientist who has opened new directions of research and new approaches to signal and image processing and data analysis, a gifted communicator who has greatly facilitated the spread and appreciation of mathematical ideas, and a tireless scientific leader who both serves and inspires the mathematical community.

**Ingrid Daubechies**earned her Bachelor's degree in Physics and her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Free University of Brussels. She also served in her first research and teaching positions there, for 1984-7 as Research Professor. While a Technical Staff Member at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1987-94, she served as professor in the Mathematics Department of Rutgers University in 1991-93. In 1994 she joined the faculty of Princeton University as professor in the Mathematics Department and PACM, the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. She was director of PACM from 1997 to 2001 and held the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship from 2004 until her recent move to Duke University. Among her many honors is the ICIAM Pioneer Prize, which she won in 2007. She is a SIAM Fellow.

Previous von Neumann Lecturers:

- 1960 Lars Valerian Ahlfors
- 1961 Mark Kac
- 1962 Jean Leray
- 1963 Stanislaw M. Ulam
- 1964 Solomon Lefschetz
- 1965 Freeman J. Dyson
- 1966 Eugene P. Wigner
- 1967 Chia-Chiao Lin
- 1968 Peter D. Lax
- 1969 George F. Carrier
- 1970 James H. Wilkinson
- 1971 Paul A. Samuelson
- 1974 Jule Charney
- 1975 Sir James Lighthill
- 1976 Rene Thom
- 1977 Kenneth J. Arrow
- 1978 Peter Henrici
- 1979 Kurt O. Friedrichs
- 1980 Keith Stewartson
- 1981 Garrett Birkhoff
- 1982 David Slepian
- 1983 Joseph B. Keller
- 1984 Jurgen Moser
- 1985 John W. Tukey
- 1986 Jacques-Louis Lions
- 1987 Richard M. Karp
- 1988 Germund G. Dahlquist
- 1989 Stephen Smale
- 1990 Andrew J. Majda
- 1992 R. Tyrrell Rockafellar
- 1994 Martin D. Kruskal
- 1996 Carl de Boor
- 1997 William (Velvel) Kahan
- 1998 Olga Ladyzhenskaya
- 1999 Charles S. Peskin
- 2000 Persi W. Diaconis
- 2001 David L. Donoho
- 2002 Eric S. Lander
- 2003 Heinz-Otto Kreiss
- 2004 Alan C. Newell
- 2005 Jerrold E. Marsden
- 2006 George Papanicolaou
- 2007 Nancy Kopell
- 2008 David Gottlieb
- 2009 Franco Brezzi
- 2010 Bernd Sturmfels

*The John von Neumann Lecturer receives an honorarium of $5,000 and a
framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*

### AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

Established in 2002, this lecture is given annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting. The lecture is intended to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

__2011 Lecturer:__ **Susanne C. Brenner**

Louisiana State University

Title of Lecture: **A Cautionary Tale in Numerical PDEs**

Monday, July 18, 20:00

__Citation__: In recognition of her significant research accomplishments in multigrid methods, domain decomposition methods and finite element analysis.

Dr. Susanne C. Brenner is a leader in computational mathematics, who has made significant contributions to the areas of multigrid theory, domain decomposition, discontinuous Galerkin methods for elliptic problems and finite element methods for Maxwell's equations. Her fundamental contributions to numerical analysis, together with her stellar professional service and dedicated mentorship efforts, make Dr. Brenner a role model to the mathematical community in general, and to women in mathematics in particular.

**Susanne C. Brenner** received her B.S.Ed. in Mathematics and German from West Chester State College, her M.A. from SUNY Stony Brook, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. She began her academic career at Syracuse and Clarkson Universities and spent many years at the University of South Carolina. She has been at the Louisiana State University since 2006. At LSU she is also currently the Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the Center for Computation and Technology. She is a founding faculty advisor for SIAM Student Chapters at USC and LSU. She serves on the editorial board of the *SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis*. Brenner is currently a member of the SIAM Council and serves as Vice President for Publications. In 2005 she received a Humboldt Research Award. She is a SIAM Fellow**.**

Previous Lecturers:

- Linda R. Petzold (2003)
- Joyce R. McLaughlin (2004)
- Ingrid Daubechies (2005)
- Irene Fonseca (2006)
- Lai-Sang Young (2007)
- Dianne O'Leary (2008)
- Andrea L. Bertozzi (2009)
- Suzanne Lenhart (2010)

*The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer receives a certificate signed by the Presidents of AWM and SIAM.*

**Peter Henrici Prize**

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH Zurich and SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

__2011 Lecturer__: **Bjorn Engquist**

University of Texas at Austin

Title of Lecture: **Fast Algorithms for High Frequency Wave Propagation **

Wednesday, July 20, 19:00

__Citation__: For his fundamental contributions to applied and computational mathematics, scientific computing, and applications to engineering and the sciences.

**Bjorn Engquist** earned his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and his Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis at Uppsala University. After a postdoc at Stanford University, he joined the faculty of UCLA, where he was Professor of Mathematics from 1978 to 2001. From 1981 to 1985, he also held the position of Professor of Numerical Analysis at Uppsala University. In 2001 he joined the faculty of Princeton University , and in 2001-03 he was Director of PACM there. Since 2004 he has been at the University of Texas at Austin as professor and CAM Chair No. 1 in the Mathematics Department and on the core faculty of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). He continues as Professor of Numerical Analysis at KTH, a position he has held for twenty years. He was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2011 and is a SIAM Fellow.

Previous Recipients:

- Germund Dahlquist (1999)
- Ernst Hairer and Gerhard Wanner (2003)
- Gilbert Strang (2007)

*The recipient of the Peter Henrici Prize receives a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*

### Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

Established in 1998, the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to one individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly appropriate. The value of the work will be measured by the quality of the mathematics and its impact on the application. Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

__2011 Recipient__: **Gunther Uhlmann**

** **University of California, Irvine

University of Washington

__Citation__: For his insightful and deep contributions to the theory of inverse problems.

His accomplishments include groundbreaking work on uniqueness theory for inverse problems using special oscillatory solutions; the use of microlocal analysis in inverse scattering; novel connections between notions of differential geometry and problems in travel time tomography; and fundamental work on cloaking. His work is distinguished by its mathematical beauty and relevance to important inverse problems in medical imaging and seismic prospecting.

**Gunther Uhlmann** became University of California Irvine Excellence in Teaching Chair in Mathematics in 2010. He is also Walker Family Endowed Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington, where has taught since 1984. He graduated from the University of Chile, Santiago, and earned his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1976. Before joining the University of Washington, he taught at M.I.T. from 1978 to 1985, and, before that, at Courant Institute, NYU, in 1977-78. He is a Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and shared the AMS Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2011. He is a SIAM Fellow.

Previous Recipients:

- Robert V. Kohn (1999)
- William W. Symes (2001)
- Graeme W. Milton (2003)
- Stanley J. Osher (2005)
- Salvatore Torquato (2007)
- Weinan E (2009)

*The recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize receives a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate*.

**W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize**

The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics was established by SIAM in 1993 to recognize outstanding work in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The prize, given annually, may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements. The prize fund was endowed by the late Mrs. Idalia Reid to honor her husband.

__2011 Recipient__: **Irena Lasiecka**

University of Virginia

Title of Lecture: **Analysis and Control of Coupled PDE Systems arising in Fluid-Structure**** and Gas Flow-Structure Interactions**

Wednesday, July 27, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Constellation E/F

Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Maryland

SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications (CT11)

__Citation__: For her fundamental contributions in control and optimization theory, particularly for dynamical systems governed by partial differential equations and their applications.

**Irena Lasiecka**received her M.S. and her Ph.D., both in Applied Mathematics, from the University of Warsaw. She taught as Assistant Professor at the Control Theory Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences from 1975-1980, while she also held a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA in 1977-1980. She taught at the University of Florida from 1980 to 1987. She joined the faculty of the University of Virginia as Professor in 1987 and currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Mathematics there. In 2006, she was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Polish Academy of Sciences and was recently elected Research Member of that academy.

Previous Recipients:

- Wendell H. Fleming (1994)
- Roger W. Brockett (1996)
- Jacques-Louis Lions (1998)
- Constantine M. Dafermos (2000)
- Eduardo D. Sontag (2001)
- H. Thomas Banks (2002)
- Harold J. Kushner (2003)
- Arthur J. Krener (2004)
- Christopher I. Byrnes (2005)
- Peter E. Kloeden (2006)
- Hector J. Sussmann (2007)
- Max D. Gunzburger (2008)
- Anders Lindquist (2009)
- John A. Burns (2010)

*Note: The Reid Prize was awarded every other year until 2000.*

*The recipient of the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize receives a cash award of $10,000 and an engraved medal.*

**SIAM**** Prize for Distinguished
Service to the Profession**

The prize, established in 1985, is in the form of a certificate to be awarded every year at the SIAM Annual Meeting. It is awarded to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.

2011 Recipient: ** David E. Keyes**

Columbia University

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

__Citation__: For his leadership and long-term advocacy of high performance computing and computational science and engineering. Keyes has served on numerous advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; directed the Institute for Scientific Computing Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; developed the SCaLeS report (Science Case for Large-scale Simulation); and led a major SciDAC project. He has served as SIAM Vice President at Large and as member of the Council and the Committee on Science Policy. He was founding editor of SIAM's CS&E book series. As dean of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, he is shaping the development of a new type of interdisciplinary research university, emphasizing CS&E and bridging Arab and western cultures.

**David E. Keyes**has been the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University since 2003. He also holds several faculty affiliate positions at the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories. In 2009, he became the inaugural Chair, now Dean, of the Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at KAUST. Keyes earned a B.S.E. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences and a Certificate in Engineering Physics from Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1984. He was affiliated with Yale University from 1984 to 1993, before joining Old Dominion University and ICASE at the NASA Langley Research Center. At Old Dominion, he was a professor of mathematics and statistics and founding Director of the Center for Computational Science. He is a SIAM Fellow.

Previous Recipients:

- I. Edward Block (1986)
- Gene H. Golub (1988)
- Avner Friedman (1997)
- Margaret H. Wright (2000)
- Gilbert Strang (2003)
- Richard A. Tapia (2004)
- Cleve Moler (2005)
- Peter D. Lax (2006)
- Philippe Tondeur (2008)
- J. Tinsley Oden (2009)
- Martin Grötschel (2010)

*The recipient of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession receives a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*

**SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes**

The prizes, first awarded in 1999, are given for outstanding papers published in SIAM journals during the three years prior to the year of the award. Papers are selected for their originality: they bring a fresh look at an existing field or open up new areas of applied mathematics.

2011 Recipients: **The Metric Nearness Problem**

* SIAM** Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications*

Volume 30 Issue 1 (2008), pp. 375-396

Authors: **Justin Brickell**

Google

** Inderjit Dhillon**

University of Texas at Austin

** Suvrit Sra **

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany

**Joel A. Tropp**

California Institute of Technology

**The Complexity of Computing a Nash Equilibrium**

*SIAM** Journal on Computing*

Volume 39 Issue 1 (2009), pp. 195-259, Special Issue STOC

Special Issue on the Thirty-Eighth Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2006)

Authors: **Constantinos Daskalakis**

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

**Paul W. Goldberg**

University of Liverpool, UK

**Christos H. Papadimitriou**

University of California at Berkeley

**Statistically Hiding Commitments and Statistical Zero-Knowledge ****Arguments from Any One-Way Function**

*SIAM** Journal on Computing*

Volume 39 Issue 3 (2009), pp. 1153-1218

Special Section on the Thirty-Ninth Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2007)

Authors: **Iftach Haitner**

Tel Aviv University, Israel

**Minh-Huyen Nguyen**

**Shien Jin Ong**

**Omer Reingold**

Microsoft

**Salil Vadhan**

Harvard University

*Recipients of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes receive a cash award of $500.*

**SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling**

The SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), established in 1988, is awarded to two of the teams judged “Outstanding” in the annual MCM. One winning team of students is chosen for each of the problems posed in the MCM, organized by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP).

The 2011 recipients will be invited to present their winning papers at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting.__2011 Recipients__: Problem A, The Continuous Problem: "Snowboard Course"

Solution: "__A Half-Blood/Half-Pipe: A Perfect Performance__"

** Tsinghua**** University**

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Beijing, P. R. China

Students: **Enhao Gong, Rongsha Li, Xiaoyun Wang**

Faculty Advisor: **Professor Jimin Zhang**

Problem B, The Discrete Problem: "Repeater Coordination"

Solution: "__Clustering on a Network__"

** Harvey**** Mudd College**

** **Department of Mathematics

Claremont, California

Students: **Daniel Furlong, Dylan Marriner, Louis Ryan**

Faculty Advisor: **Professor Susan Martonosi**

*Recipients of the SIAM Award in the MCM receive a cash prize of $850 (prize and travel) and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate for the students' schools.*

**SIAM Student Paper Prizes**

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student authors of the most outstanding papers submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. These awards are based solely on the merit and content of the students’ contribution to the submitted papers. The purpose of the SIAM Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing. Papers entered in the competition must already have been submitted for publication.

The 2011 recipients will be invited to present their winning papers at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting.__2011 Recipients__: ** Necdet Serhat Aybat**

Columbia University

Title: "Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms"

Co-Author: Garud N. Iyengar, Columbia University

Submitted for publication in *Mathematical Programming Series A,* MOS

**Sungwoo**** Park**

University of Maryland, College Park

Title: "Portfolio Selection Using Tikhonov Filtering to Estimate the Covariance Matrix"

Co-Author: Dianne P. O'Leary, University of Maryland, College Park

*SIAM** Journal on Financial Mathematics*

*Vol. 1 (2010), pp. 932-961*

**Xiangxiong Zhang**

Brown University

Title: : "On Maximum-Principle-Satisfying High Order Schemes for Scalar Conservation Laws"

Co-Author: Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University

*Journal of Computational Physics 2 29 (2010) 3091-3120, *Elsevier

*Recipients of the SIAM Student Paper Prizes receive $1,550 (award and travel) and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*

**SIGEST Authors**

SIGEST contains digested versions of selected papers from SIAM's research journals. Each journal's Editorial Board, in turn, nominates work for SIGEST. The final choice of papers is made by the Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor, and Section Editors of *SIAM Review* (SIREV) on the basis of exceptional quality and potential significance to the entire SIAM community. Authors of these papers achieve a wider readership than could be reached by a specialized research journal alone. This section provides a rare opportunity for readers from all segments of the SIAM community to keep up with important research from outside their areas of specialization.

**SIREV 52 (1)**

"Image Denoising Methods. A New Nonlocal Principle"

SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 1 (2010), pp. 113-147

** Antoni Buades,** Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Université Paris Descartes, France

** Bartomeu Coll,** Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

** Jean-Michel Morel,** Centre de Mathématiques et Leurs Applications, ENS-Cachan, France

**SIREV 52 (2)**

"A Stochastic Collocation Method for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations with Random Input Data"

SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 2 (2010), pp. 317-355

** Ivo Babuška,** University of Texas at Austin

** Fabio Nobile,** Politecnico di Milano, Italy

** Raúl F. Tempone,** King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

**SIREV 52 (3)**

"What Shape Is Your Conjugate? A Survey of Computational Convex Analysis and Its Applications"

SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 3 (2010), pp. 505-542

** Yves Lucet,** University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada

**SIREV 52 (4)**

"A Parallel Multilevel Technique for Solving the Bidomain Equation on a Human Heart with Purkinje Fibers and a Torso Model"

SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 4 (2010), pp. 717-743

** Takumi Washio,** University of Tokyo, Japan

** Jun-ichi Okada,** University of Tokyo, Japan

** Toshiaki Hisada,** University of Tokyo, Japan

### SIAM Fellows

The SIAM Fellows program was established in 2009. Fellowship is an honorific designation conferred on certain SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM. The 2011 Fellows were selected from nominations submitted by their peers. The following have been named SIAM Fellows for the Class of 2011.

**Mark**** J. Ablowitz*** University of Colorado Boulder*

**Kendall E. Atkinson*** University of Iowa*

**Claude W. Bardos*** Laboratoire Jacques Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie*

**John T. Betts*** The Boeing Company, Retired*

**Charles**** R. Doering*** University of Michigan*

**Jim Douglas, Jr.*** University of Chicago and Purdue University, Retired*

**Alan S. Edelman*** Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

**Charbel**** Farhat*** Stanford University*

**Jean-Pierre**** Fouque*** University of California Santa Barbara*

**Alan**** M. Frieze*** Carnegie Mellon University*

**Kenneth**** M. Golden*** University of Utah*

**Thomas A. Grandine*** The Boeing Company*

**William**** D. Gropp*** University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign*

**Philip**** Holmes*** Princeton University*

**Ilse**** C. F. Ipsen*** North Carolina State University*

**Christopher**** K. R. T. Jones*** University of North Carolina Chapel Hill*

**David**** E. Keyes*** Columbia University** and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology*

**Suzanne**** M. Lenhart*** University of Tennessee Knoxville*

**John G. Lewis*** The Boeing Company and Cray, Retired*

**Zhi-Quan**** Luo*** University of Minnesota*

**Olvi**** L. Mangasarian*** University of Wisconsin Madison, Retired, and University of California** San Diego*

**Bernard J. Matkowsky*** Northwestern University*

**James McKenna*** Bell Laboratories, Retired*

**Volker Mehrmann*** Technische Universität Berlin*

**Boris**** Mordukhovich*** Wayne State University*

**Bill**** Morton*** University of Oxford Computing Laboratory, Retired*

**Ricardo H. Nochetto*** University of Maryland College Park*

**Beresford**** N. Parlett*** University of California Berkeley, Retired*

**Ahmed**** H. Sameh*** Purdue University West Lafayette*

**Robert**** D. Skeel*** Purdue University West Lafayette*

**Craig**** A. Tracy*** University of California Davis*

**Stephen**** J. Wright*** University of Wisconsin Madison*

**Jinchao Xu*** Pennsylvania State University*

**Ya-xiang**** Yuan*** Chinese Academy** of Sciences*